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Terms & Conditions

These Terms & Conditions set out the basis upon which we, Central Car Auctions Limited ("Auctioneers"), carry out our auction events and therefore apply to all sellers, bidders and/or buyers at any of our auctions.

By submitting an item for sale, bidding for an item or purchasing an item you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms & Conditions.

It is important to recognise that in making a bid, this may result in you becoming liable to purchase the relevant lot as the ultimate buyer, as any bid, once made, may only be withdrawn at the Auctioneers' discretion and with the consent of the seller.

  1. Each lot shall be sold to the highest bidder and in the event of any dispute between bidders regarding any lot, such lot may be re-exposed for sale at the Auctioneer's discretion.
  2. The Auctioneers reserve the right to refuse the bid of any person and that without any reason. The Auctioneers reserve the right to bid as agent for any prospective buyer and further reserve to themselves the right to regulate the bidding and the conduct of the sale. Their decision on all matters affecting the sale shall be final and binding.
  3. There is no obligation on the Auctioneers to recognise any transfer of a purchase.
  4. Each lot will be sold without reserve unless the owner of the lot intimates to the Auctioneers, before bidding commences, that he wishes a reserve price placed upon the lot.
  5. All purchases of lots shall give their names and addresses, and if required by the Auctioneer, shall pay one fourth part or such other part of the price offered as the Auctioneers in their discretion shall direct. Such payment will be treated as a payment towards the price. The balance shall be paid for no later than midday Thursday following Wednesday sale and midday Monday following Friday sale. The Auctioneers shall be under no obligation to the seller to demand such payment to account the price.
  6. The Auctioneers shall have the right to sue for the price of any lot or any expenses incurred by them in connection with any lot at their own instance without the consent of the owner or consignor of the lot and no defence whatever in such action shall be competent to the buyer who shall have recourse against the owner or consignor of the lot only.
  7. The risk of each lot shall remain with the owner until the risk passes to the purchaser on the sale of the lot. All lots shall be removed at the purchaser's expense on the day of sale. The Auctioneers will not be responsible for the loss of any lot or article or of any part or accessory thereof entrusted to them for sale and further the Auctioneers will not be responsible for the loss of any injury or damage sustained or done to such a lot or article or any part thereof or accessory thereto from whatever cause such injury, damage or loss may arise.
  8. In the event of a purchaser neglecting or failing to comply with any of the conditions of sale, any payment to account of the price made by such a purchaser under Article 5 thereof shall be fortified and the concerned will revert to the seller. The lot thereafter may be re-sold by Public Roup or Private Sale and the defaulting purchaser shall pay to the seller any loss or damage sustained as a result of such a resale. Such resale will be considered as a new sale for which the Auctioneers will be entitled to be paid commission. The Auctioneers will be entitled without consent of the owner to sue for the loss and expense incurred in connection with such resale.
  9. The Warranty given with any lot shall be exclusively that intimated by the Auctioneer at the time of the sale, and is given by the Auctioneer solely as agent for and on behalf of the seller. The Auctioneer shall not be liable for such warranty so expressed and shall not be liable to be called as a party to an auction between the seller and the purchaser.
  10. A Purchaser objecting to any lot as being disconform to warranty must intimate to the Auctioneers such objections in writing no later than one hour following the completion of a Wednesday sale, or before 10:00am Saturday for a Friday sale. Any claim under warranty must be intimated to the Auctioneers office. Such claims will only be pleadable against the lot to which objection has been taken. if required the purchaser will be under obligation to return any lot which he claims to be disconform to warranty to the Auctioneer free of any charge, before the time stated.
  11. In the event of a disagreement between buyer and seller regarding the mechanical condition or age or conformity to any alleged warranty of any lot, the Auctioneers may appoint a qualified person to test the lot and the report of such person shall be final and binding. The expense of such test shall be borne by the party error.
  12. In the event of a dispute the remedy of a purchaser shall be against the seller only; the Auctioneers will be regarded as agents for a disclosed principle and under no circumstances be held liable.
  13. Any undertaking by the Auctioneers or their employees to take charge of any lot or lots after the sale or to despatch them to their destination on the instruction of the owner shall be solely at the risk and cost of such an owner and shall impose no legal obligation on the Auctioneers.
  14. Not withstanding that any lot is returned and has to be taken back by the seller, the seller shall pay to the Auctioneers commission as if the sale has been completed and in the case of flagrant breach of warranty (of which the Auctioneer shall be the sole and final judges) double the usual commission shall be due and payable and such commission shall be paid by the seller before the lot is delivered back.
  15. If no obligation is taken to the sale of any lot and the Auctioneers have received the price, the seller shall be entitled to be paid such price under deduction of any commission due to the Auctioneers within 3 days after the sale.
  16. The Auctioneers commission as provided for in these conditions of Sale shall be payable by the owner on all vehicles, lots, etc., brought to the sale whether sold by the Auctioneers publicity or privately said commission will also be payable if such vehicle or lot is sold privately by the owner to any person present at the sale and within 48 hours subsequent to said sale.
  17. The Auctioneers do not guarantee that any lot for the sale shall be brought forward and further the Auctioneers accept no responsibility for the expense or loss on resale of any purchase bought.
  18. The Auctioneer are under no obligation to supply Registration Documents or DoT Certificates as applicable or Plating Certificates on the day of the sale.
  19. The Auctioneers must be notified by the seller of any vehicle at the time of entry if such vehicle is subject to an outstanding Hire Purchase agreement.
  20. The miles recorded on the speedometer of any vehicle is only warranted if specially stated by the Auctioneers at the time of sale. Any such warranty given by the Auctioneers is given on behalf of the seller.
  21. INDEMNITY. It is a condition of sale that the purchaser shall pay in addition to the purchase price in respect of each vehicle purchased a sum as an indemnity by the Auctioneers against any loss he may suffer during the month next following the date of the purchase through any vehicle being stolen, or has an outstanding Hire Purchase agreement prior to the purchase date this indemnity shall be limited to an amount equal to the price paid by purchaser for the vehicle this condition shall not operate to release the seller from liability to the purchaser or his assigns in respect of any warranty or condition, express or implied statutory or otherwise as to the Seller's title to and right to sell the vehicle. Subject to VAT at current rate.
  22. PRIVATE BUYERS PREMIUM. It is a condition of sale that the purchaser shall pay in addition to the purchase price in respect of each vehicle purchased variable displayed at main reception area and subject to VAT at current rate.
  23. A Company Direct, Main Agent Direct, Trade Vehicle or no Guarantee. Any vehicle sold under the above descriptions are sold without any guarantee whatsoever, including insurance total loss vehicles. It is the liability of the buyer to ensure that a vehicle sold without warranty is in a road worthy condition before using such a vehicle on a public road.
  24. If the entry form discloses that the vehicle has been treated by an Insurance company as a total loss the Auctioneer will make an announcement to the effect that the vehicle has or was treated as a total loss.
  25. If the Auctioneer for any reason unknown to himself does not announce at the time of sale that a vehicle has been the subject of a total loss claim (V.C.A.R.) then the Auctioneer relies on the purchaser to have written notification to be delivered by no; later than 5pm on the 5th day (excluding Saturday and Sunday) after the Auction. If no such information is received CCA shall be liable to pay the seller on the 6th day. V.C.A.R. All vehicles sold for £1000 and under are excluded from warranty claim.
  26. Any discrepancy against documentation or age of any vehicle must be rectified by no later than 5pm on the Fifth day except Saturday and Sunday after the auction.
  27. Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure banner information is correct, we must express that it is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to satisfy themselves that all the information is correct. Central Car Auctions Ltd will not accept responsibility for errors contained with the banners. The banners are for guidance only, all vehicles are sold on the Auctioneer's description.
  28. Storage charge:- Vehicles left on premises longer than 3 working days from date of purchase will be charged at £10 per day.